Sculptural works by Sofia Plater
Un-Earthed, an exhibition of sculptural works from Sofia Plater, features dense wall sculptures that incorporate many unrefined earthy textures. Reminiscent of disintegrating architectural systems in a post-apocalyptic world, the pieces convey how a modern city might appear after nature reclaims earth’s surfaces. The works remind viewers just how harmful humans have been to the planet, while at the same time illustrating the crucial role nature plays in our lives.
The work is influenced by Alan Weisman’s book, The World Without Us, which in part examines the materials we’ve invented that will inhabit the earth for millions of years. The sculptures are a portrayal of what our surroundings could end up looking like if we continue to destroy our planet and resources.
My primary inspiration comes from witnessing the architecture of raw nature, the free-forming textures and structures that exist and grow in the environment. I strive to imitate nature by referencing the organic systems and processes through which things actually grow.